Dave and Nancy Berg served up a wonderful spread at Viking Travel. Thank you Dave and Nancy for the great food and really for all you do for our little town.
Kathleen and Ann visited with people while they enjoyed their delicious treats
Fini also had a nice visit with people who stopped in.
to all who stopped in to feast and drink. The line stretched out onto the sidewalk. Alex looked pretty serious about his choice of goodies;)
Jenny and her boys Brian and Kyle were out celebrating too. I think the boys were glad to have mom home for the holiday. What a good looking family!
Kraig and his daughter Riley were in town to have Christmas with the family.
I was able to get a picture of Ray too.
Right next door, at Wells Fargo, another line. This is where I found some members of my family, Helen, Joey and Audrey.
Ahhh... and the punch. I bet Rhea was serving the adult punch.
Gilda, Melva, Jessielea and her sons, Lita and friends shared stories and enjoyed each other's company....at the bank.
Alana, Jeff and Scott enjoyed the prawns and yarns.... yum
I ran into three of my favorite people, Tamara, and her kids my niece Mary and nephew Dave. I wonder if they were shopping for me;)
Across the street at Hammer and Wikan, I was greeted at the door by Androg, God of Grog and his mini-me.... Drew. They had just enjoyed the goodies in the back.
Andrea (Wikan), the great granddaughter of one of the founders Hammer and Wikan Grocery and Hardware stores, made sure the table was stocked with good food. Young folks, just home from their travels, caught up in the power tool department.
And here again, A LINE!! for the smorgasbord.
Terry and Sandy enjoyed the treats served at Hammer and Wikan.
Kurt, Rick and Janet ran into each other at Hammer and Wikan. I'm not sure how these guys get along on the fishing grounds but during Julebukking, everyone is a friend. Thank you Hammer and Wikan for the delicious food and the really delicious Moose Milk.
Anna was there too!! It was great to see Anna and her daughter Ariana from Sitka. I believe they had a wonderful time julebukking with Marsha and mom, Jeanette.
At the end of the street, Trading Union Inc. was serving vegies, fudge and goodies. For the umteeth year in a row, Ken mixed up a Tom and Jerry for Doug. Ken said T.U. has been offering Julebukking treats since the '20's.
Beth and Carol shared a friendly smile and a story or two with visitors. Thank you for the treats Ken, Beth, Carol and Crew.
Theresa had a lovely little spread at Diamante's Gift shop.
The store window was very fun to look at. Children especially admired the little characters sliding down the hill and ice skating on the pond, and the train running on the track. Thank you Theresa for the lovely window display and the yummy treats.
This post is, and my last post was dedicated to Julebukking in Petersburg. I regret not being able to make it to every single place and snap photos of your gift to Petersburg. These inlcude The Bookstore, Petro Marine, The Harbor Bar and the places I mentioned in the last post. You are first on my list for next year. Thank you all so much for providing food and drink and a place to meet. Young people, just home from college or travels meet and share stories; people who have family in town are able to introduce them to the entire community; people who have been gone for years can come home and feel like they never left. The spirit of Christmas lives here in Petersburg, Alaska. Our businesses and organizations keep it alive through their generous offerings during Julebukking.
These posts are especially for those friends of mine that can't be here for the holiday. I hope they bring you joy. Merry Christmas!!